Cong environment manifesto promises 25% budget allocation

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New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Congress released a separate manifesto on Sunday promising to protect the environment. The manifesto consisted of highlights as well as detailed action plans and strategies for combating environment-related issues in Delhi.

The Congress in its environment manifesto said that it will allocate 25 per cent of Delhi’s budget every year to fight pollution and protect the environment. “Both immediate mid and long-term solutions would be implemented,” said the manifesto.

The environment manifesto entailed a 7-step comprehensive strategy-mobility transition and pollution-free transport infrastructure, clean fuel transition and emission management, dust management and zero waste Delhi, waste restoration, enhancing Delhi’s ecology, renewable energy and clean electricity and enforcement, implementation and participation.

In the manifesto the Congress attacked the ruling AAP and BJP. “In ten years of the UPA government, Metro fares were revised only twice. Unfortunately AAP and BJP together doubled the fare between 2017 and 2018,” said the Congress.

The Congress claimed it has a solid credible record of delivery. “During the INC’S tenure the Central and state government together ensured that all Delhi Metro work was completed ahead of time,” it said, adding “we would ensure that enforcement of the detailed action plan to fight pollution and protect environment happens strictly and in a time-bound manner.”

Congress has also promised in its manifesto that it will bring 30 per cent of Delhi’s area under green cover. It also said that school students aged 12 to 16 will be encouraged to volunteer as Delhi’s ‘Environment Ambassadors’ and will be felicitated by the Chief Minister and Congress government.

–IANS

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